Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
July 27, 2017

Yukon athletes travel to Winnipeg for 2017 Canada Summer Games

The Government of Yukon has provided more than $150,000 to support Team Yukon’s attendance at this year’s Canada Summer Games. Approximately 166 Team Yukon athletes, coaches, managers and support staff are now travelling to Winnipeg to represent the territory at this year’s games.

Yukon athletes will participate in nine events, including athletics, soccer and swimming.

Quotes

“Competing at a high level of sport takes tremendous personal dedication and lots of support from coaches, family, friends and community. I wish all our athletes the best of luck in Winnipeg. I will be there, cheering on Team Yukon.”

–Minister of Community Services John Streicker

“The Canada Summer Games are an important opportunity for Yukon youth to enjoy sport, compete to their highest ability, and meet people from across the country. I am proud of each athlete representing Yukon and I would like to thank everybody who has helped make this exciting event possible.”

–Team Yukon chef de mission Trevor Twardochleb

Quick facts

  • The 2017 Canada Summer Games mark the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games, which coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday.
  • Alongside competitions, participants will enjoy a range of cultural and musical performances by artists from across the country as part of the Canada Games Festival.

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Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Diana Dryburgh
Communications, Community Services
867-332-1237
diana.dryburgh@gov.yk.ca

 

News Release #17-159